Saturday, August 21, 2010
Screen Gem Saturdays: Elvis—The Way I Like To Remember Him
For the majority of his career, Elvis Presley was an extremely handsome slim & trim man. Sadly, he is mainly remembered today for how he looked and behaved in his final few years when he was paunchy, full of bling, and at times a little out of it. This is just as much a statement on Americans as it is on Elvis. Here are two photos on display at Graceland, which I had the pleasure of visiting last year.
An early color shot of “The King”:
A very early shot of Elvis which is on display at the Sun Studios:
I still remember being shocked at hearing the news of Elvis’ death while I was in Junior High Music Class over 33 years ago on August 16, 1977. Like Marilyn, he is almost more famous today than he was while he was alive.
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